Artist Projects

Stories From the Genome: An Animated History of Reproduction


Rachel Mayeri

Part cloning experiment, part documentary, Stories From the Genome follows an unnamed CEO-geneticist whose company sequenced the Human Genome in 2003–a genome that secretly was his own. Not satisfied with this feat, the scientist self-replicates, producing a colony of clone-scientists to save himself from Alzheimer’s. The animated video switches between misadventures in cloning, and a history of equally improbable theories of human development.

Project Updates

  • 2003: Stories From the Genome: An Animated History of Reproduction premieres at Cinematexas in Austin

  • 2003: Stories From the Genome: An Animated History of Reproduction screens at festivals and microcinemas including New York Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and the Aurora Picture Show in Houston

  • 2004: Stories From the Genome: An Animated History of Reproduction is nominated for Science and Art Showing the Invisible programmed by ZKM and SWR